Police charge man after break and enter offences – Mid North Coast

A man has been charged over two alleged aggravated break and enter offences on the Mid North Coast last year.

Detectives from the Mid North Coast Rural Crime Prevention Unit commenced an investigation into two separate break and enter offences on Thursday 4 July 2019.

Police will allege a number of men – including a 25-year-old man – stole a Toyota Hilux utility from a property on Macleay Valley Way, Clybucca, before travelling to a property on Bears Road Wittitrin, about 40km west of Kempsey.

Police will further allege the group forced entry to the Wittitrin property before stealing several rifles, ammunition, and power tools. No one was home at the time.

Following extensive inquiries, police arrested a 25-year-old man at Kempsey Police Station about 5.10pm yesterday (Thursday 28 May 2020).

He was charged with two counts of aggravated break and enter dwelling etc in company steal, be carried in conveyance taken without consent of owner, supply stolen firearm and supply ammunition to person not authorised.

He was refused bail to face Port Macquarie Local Court today (Friday 29 May 2020).

Inquiries are continuing to identify and locate others involved.

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